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Cathedral Square

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Address: Richards and Dunsmuir St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 1X4, Canada
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+1 604-682-3848

Beautiful, peaceful park right in the middle of downtown Vancouver.

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A Major Disappointment

it is not clear what the designers had in mind for Cathedral Square, but it is certainly was not beauty. The modern touch with a lot of cement and large pipes connecting overhead... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 September 2015
Alexandria, VA
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This small (less than 3/4 of an acre) "green" space has nothing to warrant a special visit.unless you're in the area and want to take a rest on a bench or a photo of the Holy Rosary Cathedral across the street. The area consists mostly of concrete and a big aqua-colored pool that looks more like a swimming pool rather... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Only past here to take photos of the Cathedral otherwise I wouldn't have noticed it or gone out of my way to visit. A place to sit and eat lunch and currently you can play a piano.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

The area is very interesting but this square is really ugly. It seems it has been created by chance and not according the area where it is located.

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Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

I was in Prague not too long ago and came across this park full of Junkies, homeless etc, but yet there it was on TripAdvisor awaiting my review, what can you say about such a place? You can't applaud it, it would be rude to the locals to slate it, so what do you say? Now I come to Vancouver,... More 

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Alexandria, VA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2015

it is not clear what the designers had in mind for Cathedral Square, but it is certainly was not beauty. The modern touch with a lot of cement and large pipes connecting overhead is an eyesore that is neither interesting nor inviting -- both elements of a Vancouver Park. More difficult is its name of "Cathedral," which should have links... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

This is one of the ugliest and poorly designed urban squares I've ever seen. Completely unnatractive and full of vagrants. Avoid.

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